ID Protection, occasionally also referred to as Privacy or WHOIS Protection, is a service that hides the genuine contact information of domain registrants on WHOIS sites. Without such protection, the name, home address and email of any domain owner will be publicly visible. Supplying fake info during the domain registration procedure or changing the real information at a later time will just not work, as doing such a thing may result in the domain registrant losing his/her ownership of the domain name. The policies approved by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, require that the WHOIS details must be valid and accurate at all times. The ID Protection service was introduced by registrars as an answer to the growing concerns for possible identity theft. If the protection service is enabled, the domain name registrar’s contact info will be displayed instead of the domain name registrant’s upon a WHOIS check. Most domains support the ID Protection service, although there are certain country-code ones that do not.

ID Protection in Shared Hosting

If you’ve ordered a Linux shared hosting from our company and you have registered one or more domain names under your account, you will be able to activate ID Protection for any of them without any effort and to keep your private details intact. Of course, this will be possible only with the extensions that support this option. In your Hepsia Control Panel, you will see an “ID Protect” icon next to each of your domain names. Its colour will inform you whether a domain is ID-protected or not and in the second case, you can activate ID Protection with only several clicks. Thus, you can safeguard your private data even if you have not activated the ID Protection service during the web hosting account order process. You will be able to renew or to disable the ID Protection service for any of your domains just as easily.